Get those UMNO goons out of our lives


January 31, 2017

Get those UMNO goons out of our lives

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The best message I got for 2017. Keep those UMNO goons out of our lives. They are playing the politics of race, religion and hatred. We Malaysians must not allow them to manipulate us for their personal gain, Malaysia be damned.–Din Merican

Message from George Washington University’s President Steven Knapp


January 31, 2017

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Message from GW President Steven Knapp

Dr. Knapp responds to presidential executive order on immigration restrictions.

January 30, 2017

Every year we bring students from around the world to The George Washington University so they can enrich the intellectual life of our campuses and acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to build their communities when they return home. They are a vital part of what it means to be a great university in the world we share, and our commitment to their educational and personal welfare is a core value of our institution.

Whatever its intent may be, the presidential executive order banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States directly threatens the well-being of students as well as of faculty and staff members who come from the affected countries. We are therefore taking the following steps in response to this order.

Currently, the GW International Services Office, the Office of General Counsel and the External Relations division are working to understand exactly how the executive order will affect our students, faculty and staff and for how long. The situation continues to evolve, and there are many questions we cannot answer today. We can say, however, that travel outside the United States for some members of our community is now very risky and may remain so for the foreseeable future. There is the possibility that individuals from the listed countries, including not only foreign nationals on student or scholar non-immigrant visas but also dual citizens and possibly permanent residents (green card holders), will not be readmitted, even if they currently hold a valid visa.

I want to assure you that we will do all we can to obtain answers to your questions and to support the members of our community who are affected by the order. We have invited all affected students whose visas are sponsored by GW to an informational session this Friday.  We encourage others who are affected to contact the International Services Office to be included in this event and future communications on this topic.

We are working with other universities and with professional associations to keep up to date on a rapidly changing situation. Meanwhile, in keeping with the statement of principles we issued on December 9, 2016, the university will safeguard student records and provide legal and counseling services to all who need them. Students, faculty members and staff will not be questioned, held or arrested by the George Washington University Police Department (GWPD) on the basis of immigration status alone. University police officers will not participate in joint immigration enforcement efforts with other law enforcement officials unless required by law.

In recent weeks, I have urged GW students and all members of our community to continue to respect our differences, maintain civility and celebrate our diversity.  Now I am asking also that we offer our support and friendship to our international students, faculty members and staff who are rightly concerned about their and their families’ future in a nation that, in its proudest moments, has opened its doors to the hopes and aspirations of all people.

4-Star General of RCAF Dr. Nem Sowath–Alumnus of the University of Cambodia


January 11, 2017

4-Star General Dr. Nem Sowath–Soldier, Author, Intellectual and Alumnus of the University of Cambodia

The University of Cambodia is naturally proud to present a brief video on  His Excellency General Dr. Nem Sowath of The  Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF). He is a role model for young Cambodians of the present generation.

Dr. Nem is a historian, soldier diplomat, political scientist, and a distinguished alumnus who has written two books on His Excellency  Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, General Tea Banh. The General also attended post doctoral programmes at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and The National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. –Din Merican

Merry Xmas to All


December 18, 2016

Merry Xmas to All

From Dr. Kamsiah Haider and Din Merican

Our Message is intended for All, those Islamic idiots  and bigots in Malaysia be damned. Let there be Peace and Love for all of you– Dr. Kamsiah Haider in Kuala Lumpur and Din Merican in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

 

Tunku Mahkota of Johor lambasts MARA Chairman Annuar Musa


December 18, 2016

Tunku Mahkota of Johor lambasts MARA Chairman Annuar Musa

http://www.malaysia-chronicle.com

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Recently, there was a statement made by a Tan Sri, urging that football shouldn’t be run through proxies and that I should decide and make a decision on taking the job or not. To me, the best would be to let the affiliates and the fans decide on what is best for Malaysian football. First of all, I don’t need to take advice from a leader who have failed to lead.

Whenever a football club or a company faces financial problems, it is called mismanagement. It also ultimately reflects on the leader. When you were in the position where you had numerous sponsors, you should have used that opportunity to clear all your debts. Instead, you made the executive decision to employ a new foreign coach as well as 3 additional foreign players. With this decision, the ones who fell victim were the local players as they didn’t receive their salaries. Priority should be given to the local players and not the foreigners. It clearly shows that you overpaid these foreigners and as a result, you were not able to sustain the club.

It did not end here. Kelantan’s performance began to deteriorate and it was evident that the ship was sinking. To make things worse as a leader, you chose to abandon the ship leaving them to suffer. And it’s embarrassing when in that situation, you still have the desire to be FAM’s President.

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So my advice to you is, concentrate on your political work. You are a very seasoned and senior politician and we respect the work that you’ve done. Hence, please focus on your political obligations and may you be able to clear the mess and scandal in Mara. Let’s leave it to the people to decide on what is best for Malaysian football.

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Football did not give me any benefits. It’s just the sport that i love. The difference between me and certain individuals is they serve a political ideology and for their own personal interests. I serve the people.

HRH Brigadier General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Crown Prince of Johor